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Category Archives: Haiti Generally

Liverpool honors Haitian uprising

Via the Haiti List, here’s an article about how Liverpool is coming to grips with its role in the slave trade, and honoring Haiti in the process… THE VOICE – BRITAIN’S BEST BLACK NEWSPAPER – HOW LIVERPOOL IS MARKING ITS MURKY HISTORY

Haiti & the USA

Just found this great site tracing interactions between Haiti and the US through history. The site is the work of Dr. Bob Maguire at Trinity College.

Bloomberg’s Visit and a little Heads-Up

New York City Mayor Bloomberg finally took his trip to Haiti.

World donors pledge over $1.5bn in aid

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Donors pledge $1bn in Haiti aid The additional pledges came at the donors’ conference for Haiti at the World Bank in Washington, attended by donor institutions, nations and NGOs. A total of $1.085bn extra was pledged – in addition to $440m already committed. It came after US Secretary […]

Article on Folklife Festival

I didn’t end up doing much reporting from DC, but this article from Voice of America provides a bit of the flavor:

Postal History of Haiti

While reading Haiti: A Slave Revolution, I came across a reference to the following website: Postal History : Haiti German East Africa. The site contains about half-a-dozen images of letters & envelopes sent from Haiti between 1831 and 1934.

The Haitian Revolution conference notes – Final Day

Notes from the final session and wrap-up.

The Haitian Revolution conference notes – Day Two

More barely-edited notes from Day Two Session V – Unfolding of the Slave Revolution: Part Two Chair – Robin Blackburn, Univ of Essex Vertus Saint-Louis …read his paper “Law, Commerce and Revolution in Saint-Domingue (1789-1804), copies of which were distributed…. Toussaint struck a blow at the ontological foundations of white supremacy and at the foundations of the colonial order (by being a former slave who declared himself governor). Fick notes the places where Toussaint sowed the seeds of his downfall – the weaknesses in his Leclerc-era strategy…. Laurent Dubois – has a new book, “Avengers of the New World” Violence in Haitian Revolution Jean Francois, Biassou and Toussaint realized that Jeannot represented a “PR problem” his violence would create problems in the inevitable negotiations with the white French.

The Haitian Revolution conference notes – Day One

Boucher, Univ of Alabama in Huntsville Jacques de Cauna, Bordeaux: “Apercus sur le systeme des habitations a SD a partir des vestiges subsistant en Haiti” (read by David Bell) David Geggus, Univ of Florida: “The Colony of SD on the Eve of Revolution Gene Ogle, John Cabot Univ (Rome): “Colonial Absolutism: Politics in Principle and Practice in Old Regime SD” Commentator: David A Bell, Johns Hopkins Univ David Bell Read the presentation of Jacques de Cauna, who could not be here in person…. Angel Seminary (Oregon): “Free People of Color in the Northern Province of Saint Domingue” Dominique Rogers, Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique: “On the Road to Citizenship: The Complex Paths toward the Integration of Free People of Colour in the Two Capitals of Saint Domingue” Commentator: Jane Landers, Vanderbilt Univ. John Garrigus Free blacks in Saint Domingue were quite walthy…. The trouble-stirrers in the colony may haved been the New French, who were competing with the Free People of Color for jobs, etc. In the late 17th Century in Cuba (& Mexico), slaves included Muslims, Indians, white Spanish criminals sentenced to lives of slavery, etc. Slavery was only “racialized” later…. Malick Ghachem, Stanford Univ.: “The Colonial Vendee” Elizabeth Colwill, San Diego State: “Fetes de l’hymen, fetes de la liberte: Matrimony, Emancipation, and the Creation of ‘New Men’” Commentator: Christopher Leslie Brown, Rutgers Univ. Yves Benot Slaves weren’t fighting for independence – at least not to their understanding.

The Haitian Revolution conference notes – Opening night.

Well, my idea of blogging the conference may not work out quite as I’d hoped.